Alternative Practice and Payment Models in Physical Therapy
Join us for a 1–2-hour Webinar and live discussion on Alternative Practice and Payment Models in Physical Therapy. In this panel discussion, we will hear from three clinicians and entrepreneurs who have ventured into alternative practice and payment models, either on their own or within a private practice.
1) Participants will be able to understand current roadblocks (regulatory, standards and practices and payment) for the services that we traditionally render for our patients.
2) Participants will be able to better understand Concierge Physical Therapy, Cash Based Physical Therapy, Wellness and other classes, and other spaces of practice that we utilize to serve our patients.
About The Speaker(s)
Camille Snyder, PT, DPT - Moderator
Camille Snyder, PT, DPT is currently serving as president of APTA Kansas. Prior to this office she served six years as vice president. She has served on the Kansas delegation since 2014. She began her service to the KPTA as standards and practice chair beginning in 2011. She has been a practicing physical therapist for 30 plus years, the last 20 in Kansas and received her transitional DPT in 2006. In 1998, she earned her orthopedic clinical specialty by the American Board of Physical Therapist Specializations. Her practice settings are numerous, and she has volunteered in India for a teaching hospital outpatient and inpatient rehab departments. She has been the impaired provider coordinator serving as liaison to the Heart of America Provider’s Network and the Kansas Board of Healing Arts since 2012.
Aimee Riegel, PT, DPT
Aimee Riegel, PT, DPT is a graduate of the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Science in Education with an emphasis in Exercise Science. She attended the University of Kansas Medical Center Physical Therapy program where she received her Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in 2007. She has practiced outpatient orthopedics her entire career, spending 6 years in Northeastern Kansas, where she served as the director of a small outpatient clinic prior to relocating to western Kansas in 2013.
Aimee founded FIT PT and Wellness, LLC in September 2019, a cash-based concierge practice, which she expanded to include a Fitness and Yoga Studio in October 2020. She provides services to clients in her fitness studio as well as in their homes. Aimee has a passion for helping adults stay active through their lifespan with an emphasis on health and wellness. Aimee specializes in Functional Dry Needling and is a level 2 Dry Needling practitioner. Aimee also teaches virtual and in person individual and group fitness programming, as well as offers specialty fitness and health workshops both locally and on a national level to increase awareness of health and wellness for all ages.
Aside from the clinic, Aimee devotes her time to her profession by serving on the Board of Directors for APTA Kansas. She currently serves as the Vice President of APTA Kansas. She previously served as the Payment Committee Chair from 2014 through 2019. Aimee has provided education on Defensible Documentation at various state conferences and launched the first webinar on the APTA Kansas Website. Aimee was awarded the APTA Emerging Leader award in 2017. She also founded and serves as executive director of a non-profit organization, Lovegrass Music Festival Association, which funds a very successful annual free music festival in North Central Kansas as well as other music events throughout the year.
Aimee is a native of Pawnee Rock, Kansas where she grew up on the family farm, attending Great Bend High School. She and her husband, Jason, spent 12 years in Lawrence before moving back to western Kansas to raise their two sons, Jonah and Jude. In her free time Aimee and her family enjoy playing bluegrass and performing in their band, 80 Proof Alice, camping, kayaking, hiking, shooting sports and attending concerts and sporting events.
Cody Barnett PT
Bodyworx founder, Cody Barnett PT, has been helping people overcome pain and injury since 1991, when he graduated with honors from Wichita State University. He has taught courses at the collegiate level in anatomy, orthopedics, and rehabilitation, and is a contributing writer to Active.com and MDNews. Cody has performed isokinetic strength testing at the NFL Combine. A leader for over 30 years in treating runners and foot pain, he specializes in helping people overcome back and neck pain, knee, hip, and shoulder injury, as well as concussion recovery. A past president of the Kansas River Valley Triathlon Club, Cody stays active with running, cycling, pickleball, and paddleboarding. The most memorable moments of his career have been seeing his patients achieve something they didn’t think was previously possible. Watching patients take up a new sport or hobby, returning to fun activities again such as kayaking or gardening, or running with the Olympic torch are all highlights that make his day and keep him looking forward to each new client he sees at Bodyworx
Aspen Balthazor, DPT, is the founder of Joy of Movement Physical Therapy and Wellness, a mobile company serving the Wichita, KS area. Since graduating in 2008 from Wichita State University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, she has worked in an in-patient rehabilitation hospital, outpatient clinics, home health, assisted living, and skilled nursing. During her time in these various settings, she was drawn to neurological diagnoses, movement disorders, and more specifically, Parkinson’s Disease. In May of 2018, she began working at Rock Steady Boxing of Wichita, a wellness group class for people with Parkinson’s Disease, and became a certified Rock Steady Boxing Coach in July of 2018. Working with these clients, hearing their stories of struggles in the home and community, led her to recognize the need for therapy services in a client’s home/community. In October of 2019, she founded Joy of Movement Physical Therapy and Wellness. Aspen holds certifications for LSVT BIG Clinician, LSVT BIG for Life Clinician, Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson’s Disease Coach, Urban Poling, and PWR! Moves. She enjoys spending time with her family which includes, 11 year old twins Tenley and Camden, husband Sergeant Matt Balthazor with the Wichita Police Department, 3 dogs, cat, lizard, and snake! Her passion is to help people find the Joy of Movement to improve their quality of life.